Apr 30 AT 11:40 AM Taylor Wimberly 13 Comments

HP working on a pair of Android devices powered by Tegra 4


Several months ago we revealed that HP was working on a family of high-end Android devices powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 4 chip, and this week we are learning the first details of these upcoming products. A couple of leaked benchmark details reveal that HP has a 10-inch notebook and 21-inch all-in-one computer that are currently in testing. We are expecting to see the first devices with Tegra 4 appear in the coming months, so HP could announce these interesting devices at any given time.

HP SlateBook 10 x2


The HP SlateBook x2 should feature a similar design to the Envy x2.

First up we have the HP SlateBook 10 x2. Details are limited, but the device is rumored to include a quad-core 1.8 GHz Tegra 4 chip and run Android 4.2.2. Based on the name of the device, we believe the SlateBook 10 x2 will be a 10-inch version of the HP Envy x2 Windows notebook.

The first Android device to feature a Tegra 3 chip, the ASUS Transformer Prime, featured a similar tablet design with detachable keyboard, so it’s interesting we could see a repeat with the first device with Tegra 4. The HP Envy x2 has a suggested retail price of $649, which is similar to where the Transformer Prime debuted ($500 tablet + $149 keyboard dock), but we hope that HP can bring the price down a little for the SlateBook 10 x2.

HP Slate21 AIO


An example of the HP AIO family of devices.

Next up we have the HP Slate21 AIO. Once again the details are limited, but the device is rumored to include a quad-core 1.8 GHz Tegra 4 chip and run Android 4.2.1. Based on the name of the device, we believe the Slate21 AIO will be a 21-inch all-in-one desktop computer.

We haven’t seen too many Android devices that are designed for the desktop experience, but the Tegra 4 chip should certainly have the horsepower to drive the large display. We are slowly starting to see more desktop productivity Android apps that are designed for larger displays, and we are curious if HP will include any custom Android apps that take full advantage of this design.

Which form factor are you more excited about? Another tablet with detachable keyboard or a full on desktop computer with keyboard and mouse?

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  • epps720

    I like their attempts but I’m questioning how useful a desktop version of Android would be.

    • WickedToby741

      I think a cheap touchscreen Chrome OS all-in-one might be better.

  • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

    My question is why would one device get 4.2.2 and the other 4.2.1?

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Probably just benchmarked at different phases of testing. If they are already on Android 4.2, then they should ship with the latest that is available at that time. NVIDIA is always fast to update their builds of Android for Tegra, and there will be no carriers to get in the way and slow down the updates.

      • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

        I hope you’re right about the updates should be quicker since there aren’t any carrier restrictions… but I’m definitely not buying an HP tablet. Hell, I still need to get my Transformer Prime sent to ASUS because it won’t freakin’ charge. I hardly ever use it anymore though so no rush.

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      I have also a same question in my mind? Would you get your answer or not?

  • Nathan D.

    This could be interesting to see. Hopefully there will be support for these device.

  • Nate B.

    I think they should start with a phone first. Sheriff isn’t ready for a computer base yet. Idc if the modify it either.

  • MisterLee

    an Android desktop sounds nice… but how many of us “Android freaks” would really get rid of their pc for it?

    Its definitely a novelty device… “Hey look at my awesome desktop running Android” while switching to a pc to do everything other than show off lol

    • reddragon72

      I have been using an Adnroid netbook for a year now and it is really nice and works perfectly. The only thing is it is limited to the x86 compiled apps so getting an AMR based system would be awesome.

      Plus I must say that the desktop will be a first of it’s kind and with all the nice word/excel apps out there you will not be left behind using one for productivity.

      Also on a flip note they said Android wouldn’t do well as a TV gaming platform but seems Ouya may throw that statement out the door. So this may hold true here. Plus the transformer prime did well even with it’s hardware issues.

      Trust me there is a space for this and HP will be the first to put Android in that area to test the waters. HP getting back to doing what they do best and lead not follow.

  • Marc Robinson

    HP is the technology leader for this very reason. Just Do It…….

  • donger

    Interesting, always liked HP desktops.

  • Defred34

    WHere’d you get info that these are Android devices? They might well just be Windos 8 stuff. And btw, using a mobile processor in a desktop is just plain stupid. And silly